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fullest, most complete, instructive, and in many respects the best exponent of educational condition of any of the educational exhibits shown at Philadelphia.
I may be pardoned for saying that under all the circumstances, Ohio's Educational Exhibit, prepared during the last year of the three years given for preparation to every other interest, was distinctively a credit and an honor to the State. It was pronounced by observers, as among the best of the State Exhibits and often received commendatory and highlycomplimentary notices from the Press.
Remarks on the report were made by John Hancock, T. C. Mendenhall, J. B. Peaslee, and A. B. Johnson.
A. B. Johnson, from the committee of resolutions, reported as follows: The Committee on Resolutions would respectfully report the following:
Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are tendered to the proprietors of the hotels on the Island, for a reduction in prices, and for the prompt and gentlemanly manner in which all our wants as officers and guests have been supplied.
To the President of the Association for the able manner in which he has guided our deliberations, and to the Executive Committee we would extend our congratulations for the very able papers and profitable discussions which their excellent programme has furnished.
A. B. JOHNSON, Chairman Com. The foregoing resolutions, together with a resolution of E. H. Cook on Spelling Reform referred to the committee on resolutions, were adopted.
H. M. Parker, of Elyria, chairman of the Executive Committee, presented the following report:
To the Ohio State Teachers' Association :
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN :-At our last meeting, it will be remembered that, upon recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Association released the Hon. E. E. White from the payment of ten per cent of the subscription to the Ohio Educational Monthly above $2,250.00, and that the obligation of Mr. White to the Association, for the future, was so far modified as to release him from the payment of any money on his subscription list.
The Executive Committee in settling with Mr. White carried out their instructions, but there was at the time a previously-matured indebtedness, viz: 10 per cent upon $1,514.60, the excess over $2,250.00 for the year 1874. This amount, viz: $151.46 was an indebtedness which, had it been paid when due, would have been out of the way, at the time the Association released Mr. White.
Mr. White in settling asks that he be released from this in whole or in part, saying “if the Association release me from half of this I shall be satisfied.”
The Executive Committee did not feel warranted in granting Mr, White's request, as the Association had taken definite action in releasing him from the payment of what was due for 1875 and from further obligations, but had not made the release for 1874. The settlement made by the Executive Committee retained to the Association the $151.46 for 1874, and if Mr. White's request be granted, the money must now be paid from the Treasury.
On motion the report was laid on the table.
On motion the Association adjourned after singing the Doxology.
W. W. ROSS, Secretary.
-We had hoped that the proceedings of the State Association would not fill so much of our space this month, but this hope has not been realized, hence we have been compelled to defer until our next issue several book notices and reports of institutes already written.
-We have distinctly published that subscriptions to the Monthly must begin with January, April, July, or October, yet we receive requests to begin with September. We are compelled to begin such subscriptions with July, the beginning of the quarter in which September is found. Those new subscribers that want their subscriptions to begin with October will get only a part of the interesting proceedings of the Ohio Teachers' Association at Put-in-Bay. If they should request their time of beginning to be changed to July so as to get the September number we shall gladly comply with their request until back numbers shall be exhausted.
-When notified that a subscriber has failed to receive any number of this journal due him, we always remail it. All changes of address should reach us by the twentieth of the month preceding the one in which the change is to take effect. If a subscriber should delay the order for change of address until after a number shall have been sent to his former address, he should forward a two-cent stamp to the postmaster to pay for forwarding the number. Subscriptions should begin with January, April, July, or October.
-WE send the Parents and Teachers' Monthly with the Ohio. Educational Monthly for $1.90 a year.
-A NINE-THOUSAND dollar improvement has been made to the school-house in West Salem, Ohio.
A New style of globe is manufactured by Ginn and Heath of Boston.
AMHERST COLLEGE has purchased the Shepard collection of minerals for $40,000.
The Central Ohio Teachers' Association will meet in Chillicothe, October 26 and 27
-THE Columbus High School (E. H. Cook, Principal,) now has 500 pupils and 14 teachers.
-The winter session of Wittenberg College at Springfield, Ohio, began September 6, and will end March 21, 1878,
-MILITARY drill is made compulsory for the students in the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes of the Nebraska University.
The Ohio Central Normal School opened last month with an increase of students of 25 per cent over the opening last year.
-THERE is to be an Educational Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 7, to consider the educational problem in reference to the South.
-SIXTEEN pupils, three boys and thirteen girls, graduated on the afternoon of June 15, from the Public High School of Lima, Ohio.
It is said that $100,000 have been added, within the last year, to the endowment of the Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, Ohio.
-Vassar COLLEGE rejoices now in the possession of the Witthaus collection of shells (value $25,000) containing 5,000 species and 10,000 varieties.
-Ar midnight after the adjournment of the National Educational Association about fifty persons started on an excursion to Mammoth Cave.
-The Northeastern Ohio Teachers' Association, if we remember rightly, will meet the second Saturday of this month, October 13, in Cleveland.
Ar the last commencement at Oberlin College there were 22 graduates from the Classical course, 20 from the Literary course, and 9 from the Theological course.
-The attendants at the Cortland Normal Institute passed resolutions highly complimentary to their instructors E. F. Moulton, of Warren, and W. R. Wean, of Wellington.
-The first Teachers' Institute held in Ohio was organized in Sandusky, September 2, 1845, with Salem Town, of New York, and Asa D. Lord and M. F. Cowdery, of Ohio, as instructors.
-SEVEN of the nine teachers employed in the Public Schools of Greenfield, Ohio, have been in service in the schools at least five years. All the teachers of last year have been re-employed except the teacher in the colored school.
-SEVENTY students graduated from the College Department of the National Normal School, July 27th. The total enrolment of students within the school year was over 1600. Mr. Holbrook spent his five weeks' vacation on the Lakes and the St. Lawrence.
-A TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION has been organized in Mahoning County, to meet bi-monthly, beginning with the first Saturday in October. President, H. A. Manchester; Vice Pres., H. E. Lynn; Sec., C. N. Snyder; Treas., Maggie Boggs; Ex. Com., H. J. Clark, Charles Fillius and Emma Austin.
-The Public Schools of Virginia City, Nevada, opened in September last, with 28 teachers. The teachers in the First Primary Departments receive, per month, $120 ; in the Second Primary, $108; in the Third and Fourth Primaries, $102. The salaries in other departments, per month, are $100, $138, $140, $150, and $175 (Principal in High School.) No wonder 120 ladies were applicants for places before the Schools opened.
-Mrs. E. W. Lord, Superintendent of the New York State Institution for the Blind, at Batavia, has presented to President Andrews for the Library of Marietta College, some eight or nine hundred volumes, and orer four hundred pamphlets, belonging to the library of her husband, the late Dr. Asa D. Lord. Among them are many valuable educational works of which Dr. Lord was a careful collector.
The following assignment of subjects has been made to the members of the State Board of Examiners :
John B. Peaslee—Theory and Practice of Teaching, Reading, English Grammar, United-States Constitution, Rhetoric, Mental Philosophy, Political Economy, Geology and Mineralogy, Latin, Greek.
W. W. Ross-Penmanship, Orthography, Geography, United States History, General History, Chemistry, Logic, Book-keeping, Physiology, Drawing.
Alston Ellis-Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Surveying, Analytical Geometry and Calculus, Astronomy, Natural Philosophy, Botany, Zoology, Music, German.
-THE Hillsboro Public Schools re-opened on September 3d, with the same Superintendent and corps of teachers as last year. About five hundred pupils were enrolled in the white schools and seventy-five in the colored. The corps of teachers is as follows: H. S. Doggett, Superintendent, Ed. G. Smith, High School, W. A. Brouse, A Grammar, Miss Lizzie Ambrose, B Grammar, Misses Maggie Foraker, Mary J. Bennett, and Mrs. S. E. Williams, Intermediate, Misses Bertha S. Reckly, Callie E. Shepherd, Sarah J. Lambert, and Mrs. H. R. Fenner, Primary, Miss Caroline Clay, German, and Miss Rachel Conard, Penmanship. The teachers of the colored school are W. H. Garnett and Hattie Gordon. The Hillsboro Schools promise to maintain in the future the high reputation they have had in past years.
-WM. NOETLING, County Superintendent of Snyder County, Pa., has accepted a position in the Bloomsburg Normal School.
—The Hon. J. W. Simonds, of Franklin, N. H., has accepted the uperintendency of the Public Schools of Milford, Mass.
ABNER J. Phipps, late Agent of the Massachusetts Board of Educaion, has been elected Superintendent of the Public Schools of Lewiston, Laine.
-The Rev. S. R. Colwell, of Providence, R. I., has been chosen Proessor of Greek in Denison University, at Granville, Ohio. He graduated t Brown University in 1870. -PROF.
J. M. Long, of St. Paul's College, at Palmyra, Mo., lectured vefore the Teachers' Institute of Linn County, Mo., the week beginning Tugust 20. His lectures were endorsed by a complimentary resolution. Sr. Long's views are not unknown to the readers of this journal.
BOOK NOTICES. Guyot's New INTERMEDIATE GEOGRAPHY. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co: C. B. Ruggles, Agent, Cincinnati, Ohio. We have already noticed this work, but the edition before us differs from the previous one, by the addition of nine pages on the geography of Ohio. One page is devoted to a county map of Ohio, giving railroads, canals, and the natural watercourses, one to map questions, six to a general description of the geography of the State, and one to statistical tables. Among the illustrations is that of the accepted design of the Central HighSchool building now in process of erection in Cleveland. We notice that the engraver of the map has incorrectly located Taylorsville in Muskingum County about 10 miles from the Muskingum River. It is situated on the right bank of the river, opposite Duncan's Falls. All the teachers who use Guyot's Geography should in future see that the new classes are supplied with the Ohio Edition. A SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY, designed for the use of Schools and
Academies. Illustrated by twenty-three copper-plate maps drawn and engraved expressly for this work from the latest authorities; and embellished with numerous engravings. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Philadelphia. J. H. Butler & Co. 1877.
Mitchell's Geographyğhas been so long before the public that no general reference to it is necessary. The present edition, bearing date 1877, is revised edition, with a concise system of map drawing. The edition before us has eleven pages devoted to the geography of Ohio, prepared by Col. D. F. De Wolf, of the Western-Reserve College. One page is given to a colored county map of Ohio, which is quite accurate. We notice, however, that but one of the two railway lines from Galion to Marion is marked, and that some projected railway lines are marked as if completed. Although Dr. De Wolf has prepared a very entertaining and generally-accurate treatise we note the following inaccuracies. He gives 1787 as the date of the first permanent settlement of Ohio, instead of April 7, 1788; he gives • Imperium in imperio ” as the motto of the State (this motto was abolished about sten years ago, not long after its adoption), and he puts November, 1802, as the time Ohio became a State of the Union.